FE Football Activators
FE Football Activators

English Colleges FA (as part of AoC Sport) has secured funding for an exciting new programme for the further education sector over the next two years, initially.
Working in partnership with The Football Association, we are delighted to announce the FE Football Activator programme is officially launched.


In total 87 colleges (general further education colleges and sixth forms) have been selected to recruit up to two Further Education Football Activators (FEFA's) to support the growth of new football participation.


This programme follows the successful pilot of the Lead2Football Activator Programme that has driven a growth in female participation at ages 14-19 over the past year. Our new FE Football Activator Programme will see double the investment per college, with £600 available to grow football participation and develop the activator workforce.

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Programme Benefits

English Colleges FA is investing in FEFAs to address, grow new and retain current players and leaders in football. By having a FEFA you could:

  1. Impact on health agendas and ensure you have more active students.
  2. Provide industry realistic experience and key employability skills for students.
  3. Enhance the capacity of workforce and increase enrichment provision.
  4. Support recruitment by developing relationships with prospective students in
  5. attractive, enjoyable football activity.
  6. Access £600 funding to support.
  7. Develop new, mutually benefical partnerships and work in collaboration.
  8. Build your reputation as a college at the forefront of developing football and providing industry experience in a unique way.

Additional Resources

You can find a full programme overview available below and also a list of resources to support not only the recruitment of your activator but also while your activator is in post. 

Full Programme Overview

How to recruit your Activator

Role Description

Interview suggestions and questions

Monitoring and evaluation

Template Development Plan

If you have any further questions regarding the activator programme please contact Matt Dandy (07464 541442) or Nick Hawkins (01935 823444) 

The program will continue to deliver into the 16/17 academic year but will now be encompassed within our ECFA College Football Hubs.